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### Aleks Information

Placement tests for Spring 2019 begins October 1^{st.}

The last day to take the ALEKS Exam for Spring 2019 is Friday, January 4^{th}.

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**Department of Mathematics & Statistics**

## Mathematics and Statistics Education Group

Check out the MSEG website for current and past group activities and conferences.## Mathematical Association of America Conference 2018

The Intermountain Section of the MAA was happy to hold our Spring Annual Conference of 2018 at Utah State University in Logan. In addition to an exciting program including invited talks and a student competition, we invited you to give a contributed talk about your research or teaching innovations. Check out abstracts of the talks given and other cool things at the USU MAA website.

Ian McGahan is the 2017 USU College of Science Instructor of the year

Ian McGahan is a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics at Utah State University, studying Mathematical Biology with a focus in modeling population dynamics. After receiving a B.A. in Mathematics from Willamette University, he earned his M.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Duluth before joining the Department of Mathematics at USU in 2015. Continue Reading

## Drs. Anderson and Torre awarded three year NSF grant: "Symbolic Toolboxes for Differential Geometry and Mathematical Physics

Excerpt: The Differential Geometry (DG) software is used by hundreds of students and researchers throughout the world for symbolic computations in differential geometry and Lie Theory, with applications to general relativity, geometric methods in differential equations, and mathematical physics.

## Excellence in Academics, Thomas Hill named 2017 Goldwater Scholar

An Honors student, Hill has learned what many teachers know: The best way to learn something is to teach it to others. Teaching two calculus recitation sections has been time-consuming, but by teaching the fundamental ideas, I have mastered them in a way I never would have by only studying advanced material,” says the Woods Cross, Utah native.

In addition, the 2012 graduate of Woods Cross High School tutors Aggies with coursework ranging from pre-algebra to linear algebra and differential equations. “Tutoring is a humbling experience and forces me to be aware to be aware of how much I don’t know and to master material in a way no university course can teach,” he says. Continue Reading